UPDATE: April 22, 2020
As finished masks have been pouring in from our volunteer sewers, we have been handing them out throughout the community of Thunder Bay. We have been giving these masks directly into the hands of healthcare workers at: Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (ED, ICU, NICU, Cancer Clinic, Endoscopy), Joseph’s Hospital, Thunder Bay Police Service, NorWest Community Health Centers, Sister Margaret Smith Centre, Thunder Bay Correctional Officers, Salvation Army, Hogarth Riverview Manor, Pioneer Ridge & Jasper Place, The Walford, PR Cook, Southbridge Roseview and Lakehead Manor.
This initiative started as a way to support front-line healthcare workers in the community of Thunder Bay; something that hits close to home for us at Crown & Birch as we have many family members and close friends who work in healthcare.
We are currently operating with close to 100 volunteers, who are working remotely from their homes to cut, sew and assemble masks for people in our community who work with the public. We are working daily to provide masks to those in need, and are operating as a not-for-profit organization, run through Crown & Birch.
We are accepting monetary donations to offset the costs of the new fabric (high quality, 100% cotton, moisture repellent) that we have purchased. If you would like to contribute financially to the cost of materials, please scroll to the bottom of the page or click on ‘Masks’ in the menu bar to give. If you would like to give of your time, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are doing this because we believe it’s the right thing to do, and that this is a chance for us all to show our support for those that support us.